The Clamshell Foundation was founded in 1992 by the late Rossetti Perchik. Rossetti’s love for the East Hampton community and local waters inspired him to create events that everyone could enjoy. The foundation is working to continue Rossetti’s mission by ensuring supporting the people, programs, and projects of the East End. They partner and provide funds to local groups including the Retreat, Montauk, East Hampton, Amagansett, Springs & Sag Harbor Food Pantries, East End Cares, OLA of Eastern Long Island, Soul Grow and Olman Sanabria, among others.
The Clamshell Foundation fireworks show is a long-standing tradition started by George Plimpton, the late writer, actor and founder of The Paris Review. Afternoon Ramble host Brian Cosgrove will be simulcasting and hosting a special set of music live during the beloved fireworks show, which means listeners can enjoy the curated playlist from wherever they catch the show.
According to The Clamshell Foundation’s website, great viewing locations include Maidstone Park, Sammy’s Beach, Gann Road, or any of the beaches off of Hands Creek Road and Springy Banks Road, as well as the head of 3 Mile Harbor. Watch via boat and anchor in 3 Mile Harbor. No matter where you view them, please remember to stay safe and clean up afterwards.
The Gruccis of New York will stage the fireworks production. They are a fifth-generation, family-owned and operated company on Long Island, New York.
In the event of rain, the fireworks show will take place on Sunday, July 17th.